SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for "Time Bomb," the latest episode of The Flash.
The jig is up! The news is out! In "Time Bomb," the latest episode of The Flash, the team found out Nora West-Allen has been working with Reverse-Flash all along. Now, she faces the consequences -- at the hands of her own father, Barry Allen.
Unfortunately for Nora, Sherloque Wells put the pieces together at last. After he discovered some hidden video files in Eobard Thawne's old wheelchair, he was able to match Thawne's glyphs to the ones he found in Nora's journal. As a result, Wells learned that she and Thawne had been communicating the whole time, with Nora reporting her findings and Wells offering advice and instructions.
As the episode wound down, Nora realized she had to tell everyone the truth -- and Cecile picked that up with her empath powers. "You want to tell us something, don't you?" Cecile said, putting Nora on the spot. Nora hesitated, which gave Wells an opportunity to reveal her secret to the team.
"Difficult to know where to begin when your secret threatens everything, everyone around you," he mused. He laid out her story, pointing out that she refused to interfere with the past until that timeline-changing moment when she helped her father stop the Thinker's satellite from crashing into Central City in the Season 4 finale.
"It doesn't make sense until you understand that it wasn't your idea," he explained. "Someone instructed you to do it. Someone whose handwriting is in your journal. Someone who wrote, 'The timeline is malleable.' The same person who's been directing you all this time, making puppets of all of us as he seeks to alter the timeline to suit his own purpose: Eobard Thawne. The Reverse-Flash. Your teacher. Your partner. Your secret."
Needless to say, Team Flash was floored by the revelation -- especially Barry, whose eyes welled with tears. Iris begged Nora to tell them it wasn't true. As Nora struggled to find the words, Barry interjected. "She can't. Because it is true," he whispered. She tried to explain, but Barry was already in motion. Using his super speed, he picked her up and deposited her in a cell in the Pipeline.
"Dad, please! I'm sorry I lied to you," she cried as he walked away. He paused, then turned to face her. "So am I," he said. He left her alone in the cell, where she collapsed sobbing onto the floor. Now, fans will have to wait until April 16 for an episode that will explain all about Nora's choice and how she came to work with Reverse-Flash.
Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanaugh, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet, Hartley Sawyer and Jessica Parker Kennedy.